After Trayten disappeared from Dorset in the winter of 1901, Katherine spent the next eight years searching for him.

She never imagined she would find him like this: confined to a wheelchair on the island of Alderney with no memory of her or their turbulent past. Now, the brilliant painter who once loved her is a hollow shell of the man she once knew.

But Katherine is determined to restore Trayten’s memory, uncover the mystery of his disappearance, and obtain absolution for her calamitous past mistakes. She will contend with his resistance to recovery and also with Marian, the possessive caretaker who is unwilling to let him go.

Convinced she can find restoration, Katherine will try to bring Trayten back, clinging to the belief that love, like the spring, will unfailingly conquer the coldest of winters.


Writing, much like painting, is the business of laying down impressions.

There is no creative expression more essential to me than writing.

Through an endless journey of revision and refinement, I work to paint pictures with words.

It is my hope that the results of my effort touch the hearts of readers through relatable explorations of the human condition.

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"It is in vain to say that human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquility: they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it."

Charlotte Bronte - Jane Eyre


Jillian Kae Reimann

About the Author

Jillian Kae Reimann writes historical fiction. She knew that she was a writer at the age of seven and has been writing stories ever since. Her mother instilled in her a love for history and reading. Her father passed on the inspiration that music can bring.

When not writing her novels, Jillian is likely to be found pouring over history books with a highlighter in hand. 
An air-force brat, Jillian grew up in Montana, but had the opportunity to live in Panama for three magical years. After a short sojourn in central Texas, then Ohio, she returned to her home state and graduated college with a BA in Social Sciences with concentrations in Education and Psychology.

She lives in Montana on the windswept prairie at the foot of the Rocky Mountains with her husband, four kids, and a spoiled Black and Tan Coonhound named Beags.

Jillian is a visual artist: particular to oil painting and graphite portraiture. She enjoys Oolong tea, Pink Floyd, and hiking the Montana wilderness with Beags.



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